Very cool sounds from Jay Whitefield
of The Whitefield Brothers
– an artist you might know from his funky work in that group, and in the excellent Poets Of Rhythm and Karl Hector & The Malcouns – three combos that were always dedicated to reworking the best funky styles of the 60s and 70s! Here, though, Jay's on a completely different path – one that's very strongly inspired by the more meditative side of Krautrock in the 70s – those records that slowed things down, opened them up, and let the instrumentation find its own sort of special space – often extending into side-long tracks, or tunes that work together as a complete whole. The latter is the approach here – as Whitefield
and his musical partner Johannes Schleiermacher work through a brace of keyboards, electronics, guitars, flute, percussion, and other odd instruments – almost exclusively in an instrumental mode, and with the kind of presentation and production to rival vintage albums on the Brain or Egg labels. Titles include "Burgerpark", "Overtones Of Ling", "Dark Echoes", "Neusi", "Makifamba", and "Drohne Zuruck".